Belfast duo Skibunny release their new album Hugs on September 27th but there’ll be a special launch gig on a barge in Belfast a couple of weeks beforehand.
Smalltown America have done it again, with the release of the stunning album from SKIBUNNY, this is a band admired far and wide by the media and fellow musicians alike. This melodic masterpiece is due for release on September 27th 2010 through the most talked about Independent label of the year, Smalltown America.The band are also holding a very special launch show in Belfast on Wednesday September 15th 2010 on A Barge beside The Waterfront Hall.
SKIBUNNY is TANYA Mellotte (vocals, guitar, keys) and MARK Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar, keys). With one eye on tunes and one on the dance floor, “Hugs” is 40 minutes of bittersweet electronic guitar-pop beating with an uplifting heart, sitting somewhere between NEW ORDER, GOLDFRAPP and THE CURE, ranging from the washed-out bliss of Aah Ooh to the crunching stomp of recent EP lead track Walk Don’t Walk, and including a re-imagining of the Afghan Whigs track Milez iz Ded. The album’s central theme is about wanting more than your lot, about taking risks in life and love, and if it doesn’t work out? You pick yourself up, dust yourself down and do it all over again, but this time a little bit better. Hugs also features guest vocals by MAPS and Kaori Tsuchida from THE GO! TEAM.
The album’s barge launch is on Wednesday 15th September in Belfast, somewhere between The Waterfront Hall and the Queen’s Bridge. This is a free gig but to guarantee entry you should email info@smalltownamerica.
The album will be available to buy from September 27th from Itunes and as limited edition CD from the Smalltown America web store.
1. Aah Ooh
2. Up Down
3. Walk Don’t Walk
4. Remember Me (Feat. James Chapman)
5. Sun Sun Sun
6. Remote Control
7. Miles Lz Ded
8. All In This Together (Feat. Kaori Tsuchida)
9. Stand Up
11. Baby, Get Into